Photo by Melody

Upper Midwest Gardening: moving tulips

Communities > Forums > Upper Midwest Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Upper Midwest GardeningReplies: 3, Views: 29
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
hillabeans
Chaska, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 12, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9120798

What is the best way to go about moving tulips? I re-did all my gardens last year, dug up and moved EVERY perennial and in the process tilled the beds. I assumed I would lose my tulips... but I've found that is not the case. However, many of them are coming up where I would not want them. They are done blooming, so I have deadheaded. Usually I leave the green to "feed" for next year. But if I wait to long they will disappear and I will have the same problem next year. I know tulips are usually planted in the fall. If I dig them now... where should I store them till fall? Or can I dig and move all at once?
Any advice would be appreciated. thanks!!
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9120824

Sounds like you do not have much to lose, move them now.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2012
11:18 PM

Post #9147172

Tie them together like garlic or onions, or hang them in a potato bag ,say in the garage or garden shed. If not and you replant them before they have stored bulb energy for next season all that is likely to happen is a smaller bloom or two.I moved some hyacinths that way and never bothered them a bit, no difference.Although, I have lost a tulip or two doing that.
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9147589

Hi hillabeans,
Your question reminded me of a thread I read a while ago on moving bulbs. Tabasco talked about moving them while the foliage is green (apparently common in the UK) and listed a couple of very good links. I found the thread. Below is the link. Maybe this will be of some help.


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1082157/?hl=moving bulbs while green

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Upper Midwest Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Me Too! Great Forum idea! / Seed saving question caitlinsgarden 12 Jun 6, 2007 1:34 PM
Let's Plan a "TO-DO" Calendar! julie88 104 Jan 23, 2013 10:47 AM
Raggball ornaments raggedyann16142 8 Jun 6, 2007 1:39 PM
Organizing & Documenting *my* Seeds and Plant Info julie88 199 Mar 11, 2007 5:11 PM
ROAD TRIP to DUBUQUE and beyond ! Wandasflowers 93 Apr 8, 2007 12:17 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America